SPACs

Smart Buildings

Mapping View Inc.’s Smart Building Strategy

November 29th, 2022
Smart Buildings

EnOcean: The Latest Smart Buildings Firm to Ride the SPAC Wave

November 24th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Is the Failed tado Deal Another Nail in the SPAC Coffin?

Another month and another failed SPAC in the smart buildings industry, this time involving German smart thermostat provider, tado. Each special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal offers a different set of reasons for failure, but on the surface, the tado deal with GFJ ESG (the SPAC) appeared to have all the ingredients for success. Tado has […]

Smart Buildings

Inpixon Indoor Intelligence Business & SPAC Examined

Inpixon, is a US Nasdaq listed analytics-focused smart building firm headquartered in Palo Alto California. The company’s indoor location data platform ingests a wide range of data from proprietary and third-party sensors that utilize the positions of active cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth devices in order to map spaces in real-time and provide actionable indoor intelligence. […]

Security

SPACS: The 800-pound Gorilla in the PropTech Room

In the same week in July, two more special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) mergers in the smart building security space wrestled with this alternative IPO approach. First, Crown Proptech Acquisitions failed in their attempted merger with access control firm Brivo after the deadline passed before they were able to raise the funds required. Then, 5 […]

Smart Buildings

View Smart Buildings Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine View Inc. (NASDAQ: VIEW), a Silicon Valley-based smart window company founded in 2006. This analysis is based on their 2021 financial results, investor presentations, M&A and their smart buildings strategy.  View, one of the most heavily funded firms in the smart buildings space, acquired unicorn status in November 2018 when it raised a $1.1 billion Series […]

Smart Buildings

Matterport’s Business & 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Matterport, the spatial data company digitizing the built world, based on investor presentations, 10K Annual Report and press releases. Since its founding in 2011, Matterport, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, has been a first mover in digitizing, accessing and managing buildings and spaces, with their 3D capture technology and AI-powered insights. Their […]

Smart Buildings

The State of SPACs in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

In this Research Note, we examine companies in the proptech and smart buildings space which have opted for a SPAC route to become publicly listed in 2021 and 2022 to date, based on their annual reports, investor presentations, our M&A transactions database and analysis of previous deals.   SPAC acquisitions accounted for 11 completed transactions in the smart […]

Security

Access Control Technology Attracts Another Public SPAC Listing

In December 2020, Memoori posed the question “Will SPACs Offer an Alternative Exit Route for Companies in the Smart Buildings Space?”. The answer seems to be a resounding Yes! This research note highlights five of twelve SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) transactions in 2021, updating our view that this vehicle is gaining popularity as an alternative exit route.  […]

Security

Motorola Solutions Purchases Envysion, their 5th Acquisition in Video & Access Control

Motorola Solutions continues its strategy of investing in its video surveillance and analytics business with the purchase of Envysion, a US physical security provider for the retail sector, for $124 million net of cash on 2nd November. Envysion’s loss prevention offering for quick-service restaurants, convenience, and specialty stores is a cloud-based solution. It integrates video systems […]

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